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vice president biden was in the region. although he said, i had no direct connection to this happening. give us a background, context for this. is a coincidence? >> well, it appears to be a very strong coincidence. you can imagine with vice president biden in agency, he might be involved in the negotiations in the release of merrill newman. but he said he was not involved in the negotiations. he was in south korea. china is viewed as the country with the largest potential to influence north korea. it is north korea's closest ally but it is for assistance on the case concerning merrill newman. >> tell us more about why the north koreans would have number of american soldiers who fought in the korean war have gone back to north korea and have not created an incident in which the north koreans felt they should detain these soldiers. but merrill newman was not an ordinary soldier. he was guerrilla fighters. >> he's on his way home and we anticipate he'll be home very shortly. >>> assuring chuck hagel that the security agreement will be signed in a timely fashion. hagel apprised early this
. >> thank you very much. diplomatic turbulence. vice president joe biden's trip to asia and talks with japan and china over disputed air space. >>> and what needs to be done with our rail system following another deadly derailment. >> back to al jazeera. i'm john seigenthaler. here are our top stories. 131 million americans are expected to spend $2 billion by the end of cyber monday. that'that would be a record. online sales are up with web retailers reporting more sales growth than traditional brick and mortar stores. and the white house said hundreds of thousands of americans were trying out the website today. extreme speed is one factor in a train crash in new york. four people died and several injured. joining with us, former secretary transportation under president bush. and mr. secretary, it's good to see you. >> john, it's good to be with you, thanks. what needs to be done to the infrastructure in this country when it tomorrows to passenger trains? >> well, right now i think there is a big difference between the amount of money that's available and the amount of money that is necessar
. >> vice president joe biden has wrapped up a visit to china with no solution to a squabble over air security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked c
deal could endanger millions of dollars in aid and foreign investment. vice president joe biden is trying to calm the dispute between japan and china. and he told japanese leaders u.s. will stay in it and they are concerned about the china dispute. >> the prospect for miss calculation mistake is too high. >> reporter: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset
100 days to name bao bao in keeping with chinese tradition. >>> right now, vice president joe biden is on his way to southeast asia. biden plans to make stops in jap japan, china, and the border between north and south korea. trip comes amid tensions with north korea over two detained americans as well as its nuclear program. there have also been tensions with china over airspace covering the east china sea. vice president joe biden will meet with the presidents of south korea and china and the prime minister of japan during this trip. >>> in bethlehem, a giant christmas lighting at the church of the nativity tonight. a catholic mass marked the start of the christmas season before the tree lighting today an there were also fireworks. bethlehem is believed to be the birth place of jesus. >>> a giant menorah was lit in alexandria, on this, the fifth night of hanukkah. crowne plaza hotel in old town. hanukkah is a jewish festival of lights lighting of a candle every night for eight nights. >>> the search for a missing teen in virginia leads to a confrontation at the home of the only su
. >> there will be a memorial service here in washington at national cathedral on wednesday vice president biden will deliver remarks. >> vice president biden honored nelson mandela's memory by signing a condolence book. wrote through his willingness to forgive he inspired us and challenged us to do better. three decades ago then senator biden travelled to south africa. the two men did meet in washington after the release in 19990. >> there will be a civic memorial in san francisco on wednesday. today mayor lee opened a book for the public to sign and ordered flags on city properties be known half staff the day of his burial and later in this newscast. stay with us if you can. you're going to meet the boys choir who will sing during the memorial for mandela in washington, d.c. >> there is new information ahead of public hearings tomorrow. investigators expected to reveal pilots misunderstood how the controls punks functioned. >> the law requires dna samples to be taken from all suspects arrested for felonies. american civil liberties union saying the law is un-constitutional. the state claims it helps solve
by the u.s. vice president joe biden. he'd actually been in south korea and apparently there had been direct contact between the obama administration and pyongyang. as a result of that, the obama administration got a call saturday morning saying, without explanation, he was being released, and he suddenly appeared in beijing and got on a flight to the united states. this is what joe biden had to say. >> i offered him a ride home. but he got a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him, i'd be on that flight too. >> also saying hereleased, got word on another u.s. citizen they were asking to be released. you know, that very public apology is often the way that they actually pave the way for citizens being released. not so in the case of kenneth bay. we will see what happens. good news today in san francisco for the newman family. >> good news indeed. we're glad he's home. did he actually say he wanted a cheeseburger and to see my wife? >> i think his wife came before the cheeseburger. that will be the most welcoming you can possibly get. kelly. >> all right, warming th
for a living. next in your "world tonight." >>> treading lightly. vice president joe biden is in asia tonight hoping to make progress on two sensitive topics. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our "world tonight." >> raj and jessica, one issue has local ties. vice president biden is expected to discuss the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to coun
distances. >>> vice-president biden and his wife jill went to the south africa embassy and there they signed the book in mourning over the death of nelson mandella. abide by called nelson mandella the most remarkable man he had ever met. >> people gathered to pay respects and tomorrow a public member nor you' all -- memorial service will be held seating 9 5,000 people. they will also on sunday nelson mandella will be buried in a remote village where he grew up. >>> and during the morning commute, we will tell you what led up to this standoff between demonstrators and a google bus. and a man cut off his own arm in order to free himself with a bolder is now in trouble with the law. . >>> today's hearing is to determine the cause of the deadly crash at san francisco international airport is set to begin this week. the ntsb is getting ready to interview witnesses and to find out why a fire truck ran over a young girl who was alive. they said they never took airport disaster training courses. we will have live reports on the hearing tomorrow and wednesday and you can follow him on twitter for rea
commission president and asked to renew negotiations. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning. new u.s. ambassador caroline kennedy greeted biden when he arrived in tokyo. biden says the u.s. is trying to lower tensions in the region after china suddenly declared an air defense zone in the east china sea. he plans to bring it up when he meets with china's president tomorrow. seth done in beijing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. the vice president traveled here to asia to talk about trade and economic issues but that conflict over the air defense zone will likely dominate his trip. just a couple hours ago, he reiterated u.s. support for its ally japan. the vice president continued his week-long tour in asia today alongside japan's prime minister. it signals the early stages of a delicate balancing act for the u.s. amid international protest over china's newly declared air defense zone. biden addressed the conflict this morning. >> we the united states are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the ea
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
political implications of his detention. >>> thank you. vice president joe biden has a week long trip planned to asia this week, including a stop in south korea. there's no word at this point if he plans to discuss or meet with anyone regarding mr. newman. we're following the story on air and online. we have it at nbcbayarea.com. >>> we have some developing news on a deadly train derailment in new york. authorities say there are some indications of what may have caused the commuter train to crash this morning killing four people. >> reporter: tonight investigators say they've located the black box in the wreckage of the commuter train, which could provide key data from the accident. >> our mission is not just to understand what happened, but why it happened. >> reporter: there was a problem as the train went into a sharp turn. >> we were going fast. as it hit the curve, it was flying. >> reporter: out of control and off the tracks. >> there was screaming and people crying out to god and asking for their families. >> reporter: four people were killed. more than 60 injured. >> i hit the
and may consider him a prisoner of war. >> vice president biden is in asia right now planning to visit the zone between north korea and south korea where the detention will come up and attend a tribute on saturday to americans killed during the korean war part of a week-long mission including talks with the leader of south korea, china and japan. >> in january, a new state law will protect mountain lions if they pose no immediate threat to people. we talk with crews about the controversial shooting of two cubs last year by the state game warden. >> richard will not forget the day a year ago when two mountain lion cubs wondered into his neighbor and were shot and killed by wardens would thought they posed a threat. >> it didn't seem it was necessary to kill them. we need to do everything we can to protect these animals. >> there are opportunities and options now not available last year. >> the state senator says the killings of the countries sparked so much public outrage that it prompted him to propose legislation requiring game wardens to use fault lethal alternatives unless they pose
thinking elements of the population do not. >> thanks mark. >>> vice president joe biden arrived in tokyo this morning, first stop on his week long trip to asia. the visit comes as japan and china clash over the communist nation's air defense zone. biden goes to south korea later this week. he'll visit the zone along the heavily armed border with north korea. that comes after he attends the ceremony honoring american troops killed in the war. >>> benjamin netanyahu met with the pope francis to discuss talks of iran and security threats against jerusalem. it's the first meeting between the two. >>> tech companies are using lobby bying lobbying to prevent spying. >>> the los angeles times looks at residents of the alaska town that raced to help victims of a plane crash. it went down friday near st. marys in the southwest. four a board were killinged. six survived. locals took trucks and snow mobiles. they found the plane after the juried survivor led the way. >>> plane in phoenix saturday from austin was held after landing. passengers were told someone on t
korea. joe biden arrived in japan today. he will also visit china and south korea. it is expected he will discuss the detainment of a korean war veteran. over the weekend, north korean television aired an apology from the veteran. we believe it is coerced. >>> healthcare.gov is about 90% opti operational. is it fixed enough? >> well, it depends on who you ask. the officials bragged today as of about three hours ago 750,000 americans have visited healthcare.gov and there were no major outages. websites like that one have a front and a back. take amazon.com. for the system to work, the back end of this system has to send you a lightbulb. the website has problems front and back. >> reporter: at a coffee shop, he tried to get on healthcare.gov. it didn't crash or freeze, but there was this note. the site still cannot handle a surge of users. the white house says today 375,000 logged on between midnight and noon. >> we want to make sure their experience is vastly improved. >> reporter: they got people logged in and signed up. >> this is my third time on the websi website. the first time i
,000 jobs added in november. the jobless rate fell to 7%. >>> at the top of joe biden's agenda in south korea. >> trying to land in fierce winds in england. the captain tried to land twice, he had to abort. >> we've lost one of the most unflu unlun shl and courageous human beings. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the angels. >> how does a man maintain his strength, belief, integrity on an island where he's been sentenced to life in prison? >> there is nothing as inspiring as to know that -- ♪ by toyota. let's go places. toyota. let's go places. jeerks captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the world is >>> welcome to cbs this morning. the world is celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the activist and political prisoner who became south africa's first black president died last nigh at the age of 95. >> he led his country out of apartheid into an era of diversity and democracy with a simple message of peace. mandela was born in 1980, the son of a tribal chief. his mother gave him an african name which means troublemaker. was a schoolteacher though who re
states apparently brokered by the swedish government, vice president joe biden was in south korea and offered newman a ride home on air force 2. newman declined the flight and said choosing for a commercial flight here to san francisco international airport. it's unknown exactly what time on what flight he might come in, but there are in fact two flights from china arriving tomorrow morning. live at sfo, kpix5. >> and since 2009, north korea has detained six americans released five of them. the only one still being held is kenneth bay. >>> there is a mountain of flowers and candles outside the home of nelson mandela. a steady stream of mourners stopping by since learning of his death yesterday. a public memorial is being planned since tuesday. after that, his body will lie in state for three days. the funeral is set a week from sunday in mandela's hometown. leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former
apologized for his crimes and because of his age and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who was in south korea praised newman's released and asked if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i of offered him a ride home on air force 2, but without a direct flight to san francisco, i don't blame him. i would be on that flight too. >> newman is expected to board the flight to sfo shortly and return home to his waiting and relieved family. >> absolutely. >>> still to come, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes here and in south africa. >> and the great christmas light fight. and the bay area family trying to take home a win in the battle over the best holiday display. >> and we are keeping an eye on the cold weather and the you have time to shop for car insurance today? yeah. i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressi
on air force 2 by joe biden who happened to be in south korea, but he opted for a special flight that will land some time soon. >>> since this afternoon, the family had to give their reless. >> is this a great moment for us as a family and will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> reporter: this is video of meryl newman arriving in beijing china, a few hours after the north korea regime deported him because of his age and medical condition. >> we had a chance to speak briefly with meryl who was in beijing. he is eager to be reunited with his parent. it was last month that the tape him admitting wrong was released. >> he seems to have gone there with every good wish and intentions, and it seems like it's one of those things that went array. >> reporter: and now meryl ask headed black to the bay, back to family in time for the holidays. >> it's been a difficult ordeal for us as family, particularly for him. we want to thank everyone who gave us the opportunity to bring him home. >> reporter: he will arrive this weekend. it's unknown exactly wh
for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. and as mentioned also, joe biden is in south korea right now meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary of armistice. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he didn't play any direct role in newman's release. he also called attention to k kennets bae, who they say should be released also, authorities released bae last year, he was a missionary and tour operator. he was sentenced in may to 15 years of hard labor, on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >>> and merrill newman is our top story here in the bay area. >>> and the cold weather could have been the cause of another death, the man was found dead in dublin, if the exposure to cold caused his death he would be the fifth person to die as a result of the cold weather. speaking of that cold weather we have new details on a water main break in castro valley that caused quite a mess. the crews were back early this morning, filling in the 10 x 15 foot sinkhole that opened up last night. this is what the street looked l
korea said they released newman because he apologized for his alleged crimes. vice president joe biden is in south korea meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he did not play direct role in securing the veteran's release and called attention to this man, kenneth bae, another u.s. citizen being held in north korea. >> it is a positive thing they have done but they have bae who has no reason being held and should be released immediately. and we are going to continue to demand his release, as well. >> authorities arrested bae on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >> merrill newman's homecoming story is our top story on nbcbayarea.com. >>> we are learning the oakland as bid was initially denied by major league baseball quite some time ago. major league baseball commissioner informed the team in a letter back on june 17. that letter turned up in a federal court filing last night. all of this is stemming from a lawsuit between the city of san jose and baseball. the team's owner says he is still f
the country. vice president joe biden in south korea for a memorial honoring korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations but while praising newman's release, added that another american, christian missionary kenneth bae, is still jailed in north korea. >> mr. bae has no reason of being held and should be released immediately. >> reporter: but an elderly retiree with a heart condition is now home looking forward to kicking back. >> i think i'll probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: his wife, lee, so relieved to have him back. >> 42 days is a long time to wait. >> reporter: an end to a time in history which is much more than merrill newman bargained for. when asked today if he'd ever return to north korea he said "probably not" and smiled. >> mike taibbi, thank you. >>> deadly weather is making life miserable for millions of people. 11 weather related deaths have been reported. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot in this country the average temperature was 14.5 degrees, that's
. >> there will an memorial service at the national cathedral on wednesday but at president biden will be the one delivering remarks. >> in the bay areas you can send a message of condition dole ensure or support to the family of nelson mandela, a book was set up at san francisco city hall if people to sign this morning, you can also sign memorial books at sky lawn memorial park in san mateo and the chapel of the chimes locations in oakland and hayward. the books are available from 10:00 in the morning until 5:00 p.m. daily until the end of the week and will be sent later to his family in south africa. >> new information in the crash of an airline in july. sources tell the associated press that investigators will highlight overreliance on congress pick computers and the need to adjust pilot training. investigators are expected to reveal the pilots misunderstood exactly how the boeing 777 automatic speed will control features function. three teen girls died in the crash. the ntsb hearings begin tomorrow and last two days. what the vatican and twerking have in common. >> games the government may have been pla
:55 is the time. vice president joe biden is on his way to tokyo. the first stop is his week long trip to asia. in addition to japan biden will also visit china and south korea. during his visit to south korea on saturday, the vice president will visit the demilterrized zone -- demilitarized zone. >>> game wardens have a now lethal way -- the killing of two mountain lion cubs in half- moon bay that prompted its new law. to safely capture and relocate mountain lions where as before they could only shoot and kill them. >> they always have to look at public safety first. but this gives them the opportunity to make other decisions. >> the law takes effect january 1st. the department of fish and wildlife they have already changed their operating procedures. so far at least seven mountain lions around the state have been saved. >>> sfo is bringing in dogs to help traveling -- to help travelers have a bit more enjoyable time. this week volunteers from the san francisco spca will start visiting the airport with eight certified therapy dogs. the purpose is to help soothe nerves of people who are kind o
of respect for the king of thailand's birthday. >>> joe biden was at odds with the chinese president over the plans to extend an air security zone to the east china sea. biden views the decision at illegitimate. china's president is reportedly not pack town. >>> america's fast food workers are taking their demand for higher wages to the streets. >> hey hey ho ho. >> this was the scene back in august in new york and tomorrow, low-waing protestors will be conducting demonstrations. many want the hourly increase to $15 an hour. a community activist helping to organize the protests tomorrow. there have been protests before, what have been the results? >> to reach out to our community to explain why they need an increase in their wages, and the right to form a yoip without retaliation-- union without retaliation. they are doing an excellent job to bring the story to our community and they say that st. louis can't survive on $7.35 an hour which is our minimum wage in missouri and that's absolutely true. not only can't these workers survive but our community can't survive on that kind of wage. >
is on his way. >> vice president biden praised new man rae lease. he met with government leaders in south korea spoke with new man by phone after his release. vice president also said i offered him a ride home on air force 2 but as he pointed out there's a direct flight to san francisco so i don't blame him i would be on that flight, too. he wanted to come straight home. >> south africa is holding a series of events to honor nelson mandela who died yesterday at the edge of 95. sunday will be national day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday a memorial service will take place in johannesburg stadium. the anti-apartheid leader body will lie in state starting wednesday until his burial on sunday december 15. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> always love him for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >>reporter: retired ash bish told mourners at cape town people best way to honor him is to value unity and democracy that he embodied. >> in the spring of
san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
the suspension of fighting in 1953. wrapping up his tour of asia, vice president joe biden mentioned bae today while talking about newman's release. >> they have mr. bae who has no reason being held. should be released immediately. we are going to demand his release, as well. at least there is one spot of sunshine today. >> it's 800 to about 1,000 americans go to north korea each year. biden says he played no role securing merrill newman's release. newman's family is urging north korea to release bae so he can join his family. >>> it's now a deadly mix of weather slamming much of the united states. weather related deaths being reported in the midwest and plains regions tonight. in texas, icy conditions proving to be too much for some drivers. it's so much snow it looks like it was shot in black and white. just at this massive backup along i-35 in denton county. takes your breath away. a driver was killed when he lost control of his pick-up truck and it plunged off a bridge into lake louisville. you can see the vehicle being pulled from the water here. tennessee coping with ice and snow. the co
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
fleeing. we will tell you all about it and what happened. plus, joe biden is visiting china right now. this comes at a time of high tension and the vice president is making a big request to chinese students. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? jon: a texas man on the run after police say that he murdered his girlfriend. it was all caught on tape. we have patti ann browne with more on that. reporter: , that is right, he is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and burning her body. eleven days ago he was pulled over in buffalo, texas. it was captured on the police dashboard camera. the officer did not realize that a suspicious man was morgan, but he tried to pull a pistol out from his waistband. during the struggle, police say that morgan had butted him untrendy officer. after falling to the ground, he got up and was able to get away. in a manhunt continues for the fugitive who is al
to award china mobile, china telecom licenses to award 4g to customers. biden is over there. funny that it was biden because you know what joe is like. but he may not be the most tactful in diplomacy, but you know what? he knows how the game works. he's always the one over here who comes around and says, i know how this works, we have to talk to both sides. so i think biden probably is the right guy to do it. meantime, carl icahn stepped up pressure on apple. and in a tweet, he -- whew. every waking thought that icahn has about apple we have to -- all right. he said he's filed a shareholder proposal with apple for a much smaller stock buyback than he previously advocated. cnbc reports that icahn's plan calls for a $50 billion buyback and he had originally been looking for $150 billion. >> this is a little bit of a stepdown. >> yeah. but tim -- you know, we've had conversations with tim before. we know he's a viewer. he knows my efforts to get you away from the dinosaur with your keyboard. >> i know what i'm getting for christmas. >> okay. it's -- >> the only thing i've asked for fo
cuts in pensions are expected for city workers. >>> vice president joe biden is wrapping up his trip to japan, where the focus was china. he and the japanese prime minister discussed how to deal with china's declaration of the east china sea which until recently has been known and still is international airspace. chinese says all aircraft including passenger airlines must now get approval to fly through the zone or face possible military action. vice president biden will travel to beijing tomorrow. >>> in the hot seat. today, the editor of "the guardian" defended the newspaper's decision to publish information from edward snowden. the editor said he only released about 1% of the material that was given to them by the former nsa contractor. scotland yard, meantime, confirmed today it is investigating whether "the garden" should face terrorism charges for publishing high-level security secrets. and that is your "world tonight." >> thank you, janelle. >>> take a look. an amazing story of survival. a man is found alive inside the hull of a sunken tugboat after being trapped underwater fo
spencer, reporting. >> pam: vice president joe biden arrived in china this morning where he faces a delicate balancing act his visit was originally meant to focus on economic issues. but instead comes at a time of rising regional tension. >> pam: he arrived after a stop in japan -- where he promised to press beijing about its new "air defense identification zone." that is also a concern in south korea. the last leg of biden's asia tour. >> pam: former vice president dick cheney expressed regret that his daughters aired their differences on same-sex marriage in public. >> pam: on tuesday, cheney said he was surprised and preferred the rift stay within the family. the feud began when liz cheney, a candidate for senate in wyoming, told fox news she supports traditional marriage. >> pam: the interview prompted a series of facebook posts from her sister mary, who is gay, and her wife, heather poe. >> jacqueline: we will be in the 20's and 30's every well else except for san francisco. 43 in antioch, 42 and daly city right now. the bay area what it and the 2:00 hour we will see more of
of the book" segment, pinheads of the week. mcgurk elected vice president biden for saying this to some japanese women. [ inaudible ] well, that was quick. why is he a pinhead? do your husbands like you working full time? >> well, he was supposed to talk to them about the impact of women in the corporate workplace, not how your husband feels about working full time. it would be what the ilk that supports him is called sexist, but at least he didn't drop any f-bombs. >> but japan's a different culture, though. you know, historically, the japanese man and the woman stays at home. maybe he was getting into that, gutfeld. >> no, no, no. biden is a tool, but he's a literal tool in that he's used by the white house to deflect from the disaster on 1600 pennsylvania avenue, and at least his incompetence is incom humorous humorous, not destructive like barack obama. >> maybe he was trying out a line for debating hillary in 2016. i don't know. hypocrisy. >> i didn't see anything wrong with it for the record. gutfeld has an interesting pinhead of the week. it has to do with butterflies. roll the t
, we give them something. >> kimberly, thank you. >> vice president joe biden has a week-long trip planned to asia this week, including a stop in south korea. this is video of him in panama two weeks ago. he plans to participate in a ceremony honoring u.s. troops who died during the korean war. there's no word at this point if he plans to discuss with anyone the arrest of merrill newman. there's a statement that asks for the release of merrill newman as well as kenneth bay, another american held in the communist country. we are following the story at nbc bay area.com. type in detained in north korea in the search bar and you'll get the very latest information. >>> we are following a developing story tonight. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting. detectives tell us the victim was trying to sell a game console when he was shot and killed. the robbery and shooting happened about 3:30 this afternoon near the mission district. investigators say the victim a man in his 20s arranged online to meet up with a buyer. when the buyer showed up, he reportedly stole the conso
in the past decade, but this was his first known trip to the north. >>> vice president joe biden will stop in south korea this week during his week-long visit to asia. as of now, there's no word whether he's discuss or meet with anyone regarding merrill newman and his arrest in north korea. the vice president plans to participate in a ceremony honoring u.s. troops who died during the korean war. over the weekend, the white house released a statement asking for the release of newman and kenneth bae, another american held in the communist country. >>> we have more on this story on our website at nbcbayarea.com. just search merrill newman. >>> people across the country recognize the progress that's been made in the fight against hiv during world a.i.d.s. day, but activists say there's still more work to do. about 600 people gathered at the a.i.d.s. memorial grove at golden gate park yesterday marking the 25th annual world a.i.d.s. day. people also attended a showing of a documentary called "we were here," chronicling the a.i.d.s. epidemic. >> the wonderful thing is that where people have acce
more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. >>> joe biden arrived in asia where he was greeted by caroline kennedy. japan and other countries are upset over china's claims that it controls new air defense jones airlines need to get permission -- zones and airlines need to get permission to ply over the zones. >>> the republican national convention said today we remember rosa park's stand and her role in ending racism. the problem is people don't believe racism has ended. the republican national convention changed the last part to say her role in fighting to end racism. yesterday was the 58's anniversary of the day she refused to give up her seat. >>> changes coming to a shopping plaza at the expense of small business owners who say they are being forced out. ktvu's eric rasmussen explains how a construction project is having an impact before it begins. >>> a make or break time of year for retailers but some business owners say their fate has already been decided. >> heartbreaking. >> reporter: he is shutting down after 26 years. >> we built all this. >> reporter: all that is left, a note for custo
slice president joe biden has arrived in japan and it was to step into the spirit. that's generating plenty of fiction in the stage at the meeting leaders in tokyo beijing and seoul to talk about china's newly established air defense identification zone. i didn't sit down on tuesday with japanese prime
president biden who was in asia did comment that he was not personally involved in the negotiations. with the north koreans it's difficult to tell what motivates them. some believe that it's kim jong-un who makes a decision, especially with the american detainees. i think in the coming days when he is ready, in the future we might get an enter idea what what prompted the north koreans to free him. i should add there is another american held in north korea. kenneth bay is in the middle of serving a 15 year sentence. >> we'll let you go. thank you very much. >>> now syrian activists say an attack by government jets have killed 20 people in the city of raka. they say dozens of people have been wounded. rebels took over the city in march. it was the only major enabled not entirely under control since the conflict began in 2011. >> syrian nuns are being held after being taken from their village. >> this is a christian village of malula, near damascus. >> after we regained control of malula, they targeted the churches, con vents and mosque mosques{^l" ^}. >> during the battles roads and b
. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> and joe biden in south korea, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show air
-- between the u.s. and china. this morning, while visiting tokyo, vice president joe biden admitted that the u.s. is, quote, deeply concerned, end quote, about china's new claim to control air space in the south china sea, an important trade route. biden will be meeting with china's president on thursday. >>> and president obama is launching a new campaign today, trying to sell the benefits of his new health care law. it comes just a day after a surge in new visitors to the healthcare.gov website. but problems with the site still remain. and a new poll finds that one-third of younger americans don't even know about the law. >>> and new details about that deadly train derailment here in new york on sunday. sources say it was likely caused by human error. the train was traveling some 82 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. the engineer's cell phone is now being analyzed to determine if he was, in fact, distracted at the time of the trash. drug and alcohol testing has not yet been completed, as well. >>> and a new report card shows that american teens are falling further behind i
august 17th.and was not completely contained until october 24th. >> vice president joe biden's wednesday meeting in beijing with chinese president xi jinping is likely to be tense amid a dispute over airspace. yesterday, biden stood in japan and publicly rebuked china for trying to enforce its will on its neighbors by declaring its airspace over islands in the east china sea that it and japan both claim. >> an unwanted animal was left outside in the cold sunday night at contra costa county animal services in martinez. this is the pitbull found tied to a fence outside the animal shelter the manager of the facility says that pets being dumped by their owners. sadly, is not uncommon this time of year. >> "we call it holiday dumping which is a collective term for. craziness that's happening." >> officials at contra costa county animal services say they will put the abandoned pit bull up for adoption. hoping to find this big, lovable guy a suitable home. >> richmond's anti- smoking laws are some of the toughest on record. and there is a new step to expand those laws to include e-cigarettes. t
joe biden landed in japan. the first stop of his week long trip. this is new video of the vice president arriving in japan. >>> tonight the martinez committee will debate the issue of outside -- police have investigated those complaints they found the growers were legally authorized to grow the medical marijuana. >>> some good news this morning if you drive on highway 4. the first stage of work to widen the highway in east contra costa county is almost done. the times has two parts of the project to add more lanes from love ridge road in pittsburgh to the -- >> yeah will that will be to highway 160. they are scheduled to be finished by the middle of this month. the entire project will be finished by fall of 2015. steve says it will get cold and the cold weather shelters are opening tonight before the temperatures dip into the 30s. three shelters in santa clara county are set to open at 6:00. ehc life builders says it will provide 275 beds in sunnyvale and san jose. more than 7500 homeless people live in santa clara county. >> thank you. >>> time 16:40. we are talking about drun
consider him a prisoner of war. >> vice president biden is in asia planning to visit the demilitarized zone between north address and south korea where the detention of him will come up. he will attend a ceremony to americans killed during the war part of a mission that includes talks with the leaders of south korea, china and japan. >> groups are celebrating a law january 1 to protect mountain lions not an immediate thread to people after the controversial deaths of two cubs in half moon bay. wardens killed two cubs that wandered into town looking for food and their mom. the public outtry was so great a law was passed requiring them to use nonlethal methods to capture the cats unless they are a threat to the public. >> we lost the wolf and grizzlies but we have mountain lions. we have lions in the state. that is exciting. a lot petroleum -- people feel the same. >> the law is not in effect but the we we new policy has been adopted by wardens. >> amazon is looking to the skies if a way to deliver goods nasaer than ever testing delivering packages using drones. this is video showing how the
be used to make a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is arriving in beijing. the vice president made today with the vice president. both u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> time is 6:15. the family of nelson mandela says he's putting up a courageous fight but he is still very, very ill. in september the former south african president was released from the hospital. he's been getting home based medical attention since leaving the hospital. his family says he is still strong and courageous despite the fact he is extremely ill. >>> no comment from the white house after a massachusetts judge ruled on the immigration status of president obama's uncle. the uncle made no comments either. he was facing possible deportation back to kenya but the court ruled he will be allowed to stay here in the u.s. even though he's been living for almost 50 years illegally here in the u.s.. his record shows he arrived in this country on a student visa in 1963 and never left. despite being ordered to go back home in 1991. he became publicly known when he was arrested for drunk d
president joe biden is now in china. its the second stop of his week long trip to asia. you are looking at video of the vice president there arriving in beijing. he met today with china's president. so far neither have made any public comments about a new chinese air defense zone. that has become a major point of friction in asia. >>> there is new information about the 85-year-old palo alto man that has been detained for more than a month in north korea. the san jose mercury news says he led a unit of gorilla fighters that inflicted heavy casualties on communist fighters. he reached out to a group before his trip and planned to meet them. and there is word this morning that former basketball star dennis rodman is heading back to north korea. rodman will make his third visit to the country on december 18th to help train the north korean basketball team for an exhibition team against former nba players in january. on his last trip in february he watched a basketball game sitting next to the north korean leader kim jong un. >>> the golden stator war -- state warriors won. and it was one of
in here, at home, and across the world. speaking at south korean university, biden said mandela lifted a nation to freedom. he had wisdom, compassion, courage, and forgiveness. >> in washington, dc, flags are at half staff. this is video showing the white house last night. flags are lower the a public buildings and military facilities. president obama made the order yesterday evening and flags will continue to fly at half staff through sunset on monday. >> in washington, a memorial is growing outside the south african embassy with people leaving cards, candles and flowers following the announcement of the death. a visitor said you cannot put in word was he did for south africa. >> similar seen -- scene in long do where notes and flowers are left. this video was shot a few hours ago. his daughters were in london when they got word of their father's death. they attending the premiere of the new film honoring the late south african leader. >> this paris, the eiffel tower is lit up in south africa colors in honor of delaware. you can see green, red and blue lit up on the tower. >> back in
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